Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 39

(21-8, 11-3 C-USA)

Louisiana Tech 55

(23-6, 11-3 C-USA)

    7:30 PM ET, February 27, 2014

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    MTU 19 2039
    LT 27 2855

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl

    Louisiana Tech: M. Kyser 9 Pts, 7 Reb, 8 Blk

    Louisiana Tech rolls by Middle Tennessee 55-39

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Jaron Johnson scored 15 points and Louisiana Tech topped Middle Tennessee 55-39 Thursday to move into a first-place tie in the Conference USA standings.

    Louisiana Tech (23-6, 11-3) and Middle Tennessee (21-8, 11-3) are part of a four-way tie atop the standings. Each team has two conference games remaining.

    Louisiana Tech closed the first half on a 9-2 run for a 27-19 lead. Middle Tennessee scored just two points over the last 7:30 of the half.

    The Blue Raiders fought back to tie the game at 32. But the Bulldogs responded with a 14-2 spurt and Middle Tennessee couldn't cut the deficit to fewer than nine points the rest of the way.

    Alex Hamilton added 12 points for the Bulldogs while Michale Kyser had nine points and eight blocks.

    No player scored in double figures for Middle Tennessee. Shawn Jones, Neiko Hunter, and Reggie Upshaw Jr. each had eight points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    LT
    Points 39 55
    FG Made-Attempted 17-48 (.354) 21-45 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-12 (.167) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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